BYK Additives & Instruments

Geretsried, September 2016

BYK-Gardner New micro-gloss

BYK-Gardner New micro-gloss

new micro-gloss - Color Display

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing the new micro-gloss. In addition to the refinement of the well-proven instrument, the XS version with an ultra-small port for small parts and new corresponding software can be announced.

Matte, satin-finished, semi-glossy or glossy – no matter how your product looks like – consistent appearance expresses high quality. The intelligent micro-gloss with its reference beam, self-diagnosis, automatic, long-term calibration and 10 year warranty on the high performance LEDs is building the fundament of efficient quality control and process optimization. The outstanding accuracy and the unsurpassed performance in temperature control and inter-instrument agreement lead to reliable measurement data even for the tightest limits and in the harshest production conditions.  

Products like smart phones or home electronics, that combine small and large parts or connect parts such as frames, buttons or decorative trim pieces, cannot offer varying surface appearance. The size and design of small parts make it difficult to evaluate with a classical gloss meter. Therefore BYK-Gardner has developed the new portable micro-gloss 60° XS with a small measuring area of 2 x 4 mm – the ideal solution to measure small parts. The performance and compatibility of the XS version are as excellent as of micro-gloss itself and assure that measurement data of small and large components are comparable. 

A large brilliant color display with easy to navigate menu and a scroll wheel make the instrument intuitive and easier to use than ever before. For efficient work management, the measurement data can be displayed in different modes and analyzed directly on the micro-gloss. 

The BYK-Gardner software smart-chart offers the most complete line of data analysis for appearance instruments in one and helps you to work much more efficiently, saving valuable time. The smart communication allows fast data transfer, easy graphical and statistical data presentation and an instant QC report. 

The S-class versions – micro-gloss S and micro-gloss 60° XS-S – enable measurement of very matte surfaces with the best possible performance and accuracy. Moreover, now the technical performance is increased.

More information is available from BYK-Gardner GmbH, P.O. Box 970, 82534 Geretsried, Germany: By fax: +49-8171-3493-140, the free service no. 0-800-gardner (0-800-4273637) or on the Internet at